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Volume 18 Issue 3 - November 2012

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  • November
  • Toronto
  • December
  • Jazz
  • Arts
  • Theatre
  • Symphony
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A. Concerts in the

A. Concerts in the GTAThe WholeNote listings are arranged in four sections:A.GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA)covers all of Toronto plus Halton, Peel, York andDurham regions.B. are listings for events in Barrie, Brantford, Cambridge,BEYOND THE GTA covers many areas of Southern Ontariooutside Toronto and the GTA. In the current issue, thereCollingwood, Dundas, Elora, Goderich, Guelph, Hamilton,Huntsville, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Meaford, Midland,Orillia, Peterborough, Port Hope, St. Catharines, Waterloo andWelland. Starts on page 51.C.IN THE CLUBS (MOSTLY JAZZ)is organized alphabetically by club.Starts on page 54.D. workshops, singalongs and other music-related eventsTHE ETCETERAS is for galas, fundraisers, competitions,screenings, lectures, symposia, masterclasses,(except performances) which may be of interest to our readers.Starts on page 56.A GENERAL WORD OF CAUTION A phone number is providedwith every listing in The WholeNote — in fact, we won’t publisha listing without one. Concerts are sometimes cancelled or postponed;artists or venues may change after listings are published.Please check before you go out to a concert.HOW TO LIST Listings in The WholeNote in the four sections aboveare a free service available, at our discretion, to eligible presenters.If you have an event, send us your information no later than the15th of the month prior to the issue or issues in which your listingis eligible to appear.LISTINGS DEADLINE We are now accepting listings for the periodcovering December 1 2012 to February 7 2013. All listings must bereceived by 6pm Thursday November 15.LISTINGS can be sent by e-mail to orby fax to 416-603-4791 or by regular mail to the address on page 6.We do not receive listings by phone, but you can call 416-323-2232x27 for further information.LISTINGS ZONE MAP Visit our website to see a detailed versionof this map: 42 15Lake ErieCity of Toronto8Lake OntarioMUSICAL THEATREThe following musicals appear only once in our daily concert listings on the date of thefirst performance falling within the date range covered in this issue; first performancedates and times are noted below:November 01• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. La Cage aux Folles. Runs to Nov 18 (GTA)• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Sister Act. Runs to Nov 4 (GTA)• 8:00: Tarragon Theatre. Miss Caledonia. Runs to Nov 22 (GTA)November 14• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Jekyll & Hyde. Runs to Nov 18 (GTA)November 23• 7:00: Ross Petty Productions. Snow White: The Deliciously Dopey Family Musical!Runs to Jan 5, 2013 (GTA)Thursday November 01• 12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company.Jazz Series: Conversazione. Jazz standardsand original compositions from two continents.Francesco Cafiso, saxophone. RichardBradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centrefor the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free.• 12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/Christ Church Deer Park. Lunchtime ChamberMusic. Matthew Ross, trumpet; Florence Mak,piano. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St.416-241-1298. Free, donations welcome.• 12:10: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Thursdays at Noon: Spotlight on Opera.Preview of Opera Division’s upcoming productionof Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Walter Hall,Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free.• 12:15: Music at Metropolitan. Noon atMet. Tim Kauk, baritone; Rebecca Booker,piano. Metropolitan United Church, 56 QueenSt. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Free.• 7:30: Canadian Opera Company. DieFledermaus. Johann Strauss II. Michael Schade,tenor (Gabriel von Eisenstein); Tamara Wilson,soprano (Rosalinde); Laura Tucker, mezzo(Prince Orlofsky); Ambur Braid, soprano (Adele,Nov 1); Mireille Asselin, soprano (Adele, Nov3); and others; COC Orchestra and Chorus;Johannes Debus, conductor; ChristopherAlden, director. Four Seasons Centre for thePerforming Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. –5; (under 30). Also Nov3(mat).• 7:30: Opera by Request. Belle Nuit: AnEvening of Arias and Duets. Deena Nickleford,soprano; Sangeetha Ekambaram, soprano;William Shookhoff, piano. College Street UnitedChurch, 454 College St. W. 647-388-6676.. Also Nov 3 (West Toronto Baptist Church),4(London).• 7:30: University of Toronto Facultyof Music. University of Toronto SymphonyOrchestra. Liadov: Kikimora Op.63; Sibelius:M u s i cat MetropolitanMetropolitan United Church56 Queen Street East(at Church Street), Toronto416-363-0331 (ext. 26)www.metunited.orgViolin Concerto Op.47 in d; Stravinsky: FirebirdSuite. Emily Kruspe, violin; David Briskin, conductor.MacMillan Theatre, Edward JohnsonBldg., 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ;(sr); (st).• 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. The War ofthe Worlds. Play based on Orson Welles’ radiodrama featuring nine-piece radio orchestra.Sean Cullen, Nicholas Campbell, Marc Bendavid,actors; John Johnson, bass clarinet; Al Kay,trombone; Kevin Turcotte, trumpet; Les Alt,flute; Ben Cruchley, piano; and others; AndrewBurashko, director and conductor. EnwaveTheatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queen’sQuay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also Nov2–4; start times vary.• 8:00: Corporation of Massey Hall andRoy Thomson Hall. Bettye LaVette. Blues, souland gospel singer. Winter Garden Theatre, 189Yonge St. 416-872-4255. .50–.50.• 8:00: Fallen Rock Productions. The RockyHorror Show. Music and lyrics by RichardO’Brien. Scott Pietrangelo, music director;Jason Spetter, stage director; Amanda Nagy,choreographer; and others. Randolph Theatre,763 Bathurst St. 416-978-8849. –.Also Nov 2, 3.• 8:00: Gallery 345. Shirantha BeddageQuartet: “Identity” CD Release. ShiranthaBeddage, baritone sax; Dave Restivo, piano;Mike Downes, bass; Mark Kelso, drums; guest:Larnell Lewis, drums. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/arts worker); (st).• 8:00: Lower Ossington Theatre. TheRocky Horror Show. 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. –. Also Nov 2, 3.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. La Cageaux Folles. Music by J. Herman; book byH. Fierstein. George Hamilton (Georges);Christopher Sieber (Albin); and others. RoyalAlexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 416-872-1212. –0. Runs to November 18. Starttimes vary.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Sister Act. A.Music by A. Menken; lyrics by G. Slater; bookby C. and B. Steinkellner. Ed Mirvish TheatreNoon at Met - Fall 2012Free informal concerts on Thursdays from 12:15 - 12:45Nov. 1 Tim Kauk, baritoneRebecca Booker, pianoNov. 8 Tom Fitches, organistNov. 15 Federico Andreoni, organistNov. 22 Sarah Svendsen, organistNov. 29 Peter Bishop, organist andAlexa Wing, sopranoDec. 6 Conrad Gold, organist34 November 1 – December 7, 2012

(formerly the Canon), 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. –0. Runs to November 4. Starttimes vary.• 8:00: Musideum. Wendy Lands, singer-songwriter.401 Richmond St. W. 416-599-7323..• 8:00: Opera York. La Traviata. Verdi.Mirela Tafaj, soprano (Violetta); RiccardoIannello, tenor (Alfredo); Jeffrey Carl, baritone(Germont); and others; Sabatino Vacca, conductor.Richmond Hill Centre for the PerformingArts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. –. Also Nov 3.• 8:00: Talisker Players. The ConstantLover: The Sweet Anguish of Love. Barab:Lovers; Handel: Sono liete; Füssl: CantiunculaeAmoris; Plant: Sonneto di Gaspara Stampa;Rubbra, Amoretti; Weill: Songs from One Touchof Venus. Anita Krause, mezzo; LawrenceWiliford, tenor; Ross Manson, actor and reader.Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W.416-466-1800. ; (sr); (st). 7:15:Pre-concert chat.• 8:00: Tarragon Theatre. Miss Caledonia.One-woman show written by M. A. Johnson,with original score by A. Porter. Young farmgirl, desperate to escape the drudgery of1950’s rural life, dreams of becoming a moviestar and enters as many pageants as possibleto set her on her path. Featuring Melody A.Johnson; Alison Porter, violin accompaniment;Rick Roberts and Aaron Willis, directors. ExtraSpace, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416-531-1827. –; –; (st/arts worker); (rushseats Fri eve and Sun mat); Nov 17(PWYC).Runs to Nov 22. Start times vary.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lavida breve: A Spanish Opera. de Falla: La vidabreve (opera in concert with English surtitles);also Beethoven: Symphony No.8. TorontoMendelssohn Choir; Nancy Fabiola Herrera andCristina Faus, mezzo; Vincente Ombuena andGustavo Peña, tenor; Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, guitar;Núria Pomares, flamenco dancer; andothers; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828. –5. Also Nov 3.• 8:30: Spectra Musique. Susie Arioli, jazzvocals. With Jordan Officer, guitar; Bill Gossage,bass; Tony Albino, drums; Cameron Wallis,saxophone. Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W.416-531-6604. .50/(adv).Friday November 02• 7:30: Opera Atelier. Der Freischütz. Weber.Krešimir Špicer, tenor (Max); Vasil Garvanliev,baritone (Kaspar); Meghan Lindsay, soprano(Agathe); Curtis Sullivan, baritone (Samiel);Olivier LaQuerre, bass-baritone (Kuno); andothers; Tafelmusik Orchestra, David Fallis,music director; Marshall Pynkoski, stagedirector. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. and up. Also Nov 3.• 8:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Influence& Inspiration. Beethoven: Piano Quintet;“Archduke” Trio for clarinet, cello and piano;Ravel: Habanera; Menotti: Sonata for twocelli and piano. Sarah Jeffrey, oboe; MichaelSweeney, bassoon; Daniel Hass and DavidHetherington, cello; Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet;Serouj Kradjian, piano. Mazzoleni Hall,Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. ; (sr); (st).• 8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. The War ofthe Worlds. See Nov 1.• 8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. DavidFrancey. Folk and roots artist. 22 Church St.,Aurora. 905-713-1818. .November 1 – December 7, 2012 35

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